The Counseling & Personal Growth Department serves YOU,
our City College Knights, and provides a variety of services to meet your needs.

Check out the menu items on the right to learn more about our services.

We look forward to working with you to help you reach your personal, academic, and career goals!  


San Diego city college mission statement & institutional priorities

Student Services MIssion statement:

San Diego City College Student Services mission is to inspire, empower and support our students to excel in their intellectual, social, and cultural development to enhance student goal completion.

counseling department Mission:

The San Diego City College Counseling Department is an important partner with students in the education process. We uphold equity, inclusiveness, and student empowerment as guiding principles while providing the following essential services to help students identify a path to fulfill their dreams:

  • A personal connection to the college, the campus community and it's culture, and available resources.
  • Personal counseling to encourage self-exploration/discovery in a safe and confidential environment.
  • Career counseling and life planning.
  • Educational direction and guidance.


  • Integrity -- adhering to the highest professional ethical standards as defined in "Standards of Practice for CA Community College Counseling Faculty and Programs" (Adopted spring 1997 and revised and adopted fall 2008 by the Academic Senate for CA Community Colleges)
  • Mutual Respect -- respecting and honoring differences of perspectives, values, and beliefs
  • Innovation -- creating new and better ways to serve our students effectively
  • Student Empowerment -- providing students with the tools to become self-sufficient
  • Collaboration -- working together toward a common goal while respecting individual roles
  • Teamwork -- cultivating a departmental environment of interdependence and mutual support that allows people to maximize their strengths and realize their potential
  • Student Well Being -- promoting the holistic health of students with direct services, resources, and support so they will thrive in school and beyond.

counseling department student learning outcome:

·       Increase Student Education Planning: There will be a 10% increase in the number of students who develop a plan that identifies coursework necessary to achieve their education goal.